From One Prison: Part 1: Women in jail for killing abusive husbands, Youre daughter is here- young women at a detention center learn survival skills, Have You seen the Nueva Mujer Puertoriquena- puerto rican prisoners of war
This epic television series initiated a whirlwind of discussion and debate when it was first broadcast to a national audience in China in 1988. Excerpts from a six part Chinese documentary series: Xia Jun/director; Su Xiaokang and Wang Luxiang/script.Made in the period of maximum openness and press freedom, it utilized an experimental and expressive text and score to review China's past and future prospects. Subsequently banned, its scriptwriter was among the most wanted intellectuals after the... ( 2 reviews )
Part one of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and shows how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east
Personal vignettes on health care are featured in this short video from a lesbian perspective. Topics include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AIDS and breast cancer. Produced by DYKE TV (NY, NY). ( 1 reviews )
byOsa Hidalgo de la Riva for Royal Eagle-Bear Productions
2-Spirited people (Native lesbians and Gay men) from the Bay Area share their experience of overlapping gender, ethnic and cultural identities as they explore and define their visions of utopia. Coordinating Producer: Osa Hidalgo de la Riva for Royal Eagle-Bear Productions (Oakland, CA )
Feminist home-girls offer an indestructible analysis of sex, class and gender attitudes in the Black and Latino communities as they inform the potential for cultural understanding and political liberation. Topics: Feminist, Feminism, Gender, Sex, Class, Politics, Black, Latino
Part five of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east
All kinds of people nationwide are suffering from the severe shortage of affordable housing. A unifying thread connecting the tapes in this show is that the producers allowed people to speak for themselves. Squatters in "Gentrification On the Lower East Side", neighborhood people forced out of their homes by General Motors in Poletown Lives!, and community organizers in "Take Back the Hill: The Rebirth of a Neighborhood" articulates their anger and frustration about the... Topic: deep dish tv
Internationally acclaimed author Alice Walker talks about growing up poor in rural Georgia and the experiences that led her to become a writer. She also reads excerpts from her best known novel. Part of a ten half-hour shows in which some of the greatest writers of our time, including two Nobel Laureates, challenge the assumptions of traditional realities. Series produced by Lewis MacAdams and John Dorr.
Part ten of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and show how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east, media
Click to see Part 1: Visions of Freedom by Carla Leshne and Sasha Magee and the Critical Resistance Production Collective Outlines the growth of the prison industrial complex and the social and the social tradeoff being made to support it. It also looks at the repression industry in the context of the global economy. Interviews, music and commentary taped at the Critical Resistance Conference in Berkeley. With Angela Davis, Ramona Africa, Bruce Franklin, Christian Parent, Mike Davis, Joyce...
"What do we want? Nothing! When do we want it? Now!" cheer Ladies Against Women in their consciousness-lowering session. Theater and performance have always been used to challenge the present order or put forth an image of a better world and humor often provides a way to confront painful issues. This program captures some of the best political performers in action, including the Bread and Puppet Theater, San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Atomic Comics, and Teatro Campesino. Produced by...
Women from across the United States and around the world celebrate International Women's Day through video. The global changes that are taking place as we near the century's end are profoundly affecting women's lives and lifestyles everywhere. Segments include: Women's Strategies for Self-Empowerment; Feminist Visions Meet Tele-Vision; "No Trespassing Allowed" Women Fighting for Personal and Political Rights; and Living the Lives We Deserve. Topic: Women, Woman, Film, Video, Feminism, Feminist, Women's Rights, Art, Women's Movement, Community...
In the media coverage of the Persian Gulf War, even the pretense of a separation between the press and state was abandoned. This show explores the relationship between corporate sponsorship and media censorship via coverage of the "Challenge the Media" demonstration in NYC in January 1991. FAlR's Renu Nahata slices through the hype of mainstream Gulf War media coverage while Camcorder Commandos show the networks a thing or two about investigative journalism, exposing the links between... Topics: Gulf War, Middle East, Media, Art, Globalization, Youth, Mass Media, Popular Culture, Peace,...
Video News Services (VNS) a South African video collective has been in operation since 1985. Created to produce video about South Africa, by South Africans, essentially for South Africans, VNS materials are distributed in collaboration with Afravision primarily in South Africa, in large part to mass organizations. A powerful analysis of the escalating violence that followed the launch of the Inkatha Freedom Party in the early 1 990's. This documentary reaches beyond the shocking images to...
From Staten Island -- home of the world's largest landfill -- comes an in depth examination that explores the roots of an ever-increasing problem and looks at solutions beyond recycling. It raises such crucial questions as: Why is there so much of it? Who makes it and where does it go? What are people doing about it in their communities? Coordinating Producer: Caryn Rogoff, in collaboration with Staten Island Community TV (Staten Island, NY )
With the December 10th, 1989 demonstration by ACT UP and WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) at St. Patrick's Cathedral as its focus, Like a Prayer is more than a simple documentation of that event. This show explores the many issues that were cause for the action - as well as those resulting from it - while charting the course of events both inside and outside the church. Like a Prayer is composed of several sections including an analysis of the demonstration as it was portrayed in... ( 1 reviews )
A progressive response to the depression in the agricultural economy and the ensuing disruption of rural life, this pieces shows the farm crisis: the struggle of farm families to maintain their way of life, the pressures placed on farmers by agribusiness, lending institutions and corporate control of markets, the global range of the problem, and the work being done by progressive farm organizations to mobilize support and find solutions. Produced by Joan Jubela and Dan Marcus (NY, NY) Topic: deep dish tv
"Still No Justice: Leonard Peltier"- update on the native activist, "Geronimo Pratt" - an overview of the case of jailed black panther leader, A conversation on Death Row: Christof Arnold interviews Mumia Abu Jamal
Renee Tajima, writer and co-director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary Who Killed Vincent Chin?, takes on Hollywood portrayals of Asians and Asian-Americans through the ages. Charlie Chan go home! Produced by Paper Tiger TV (NY, NY).
Washington DC's Independent Media Center's Breaking the Bank: After the Seattle victory that stopped the World Trade Organization in its "fast" tracks, thousands converged on Washington D.C. to challenge the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank a their meeting in
This program investigates TV Marti, the US government propaganda broadcast aimed at Cuba. Experts in both Havana and Washington D.C. discuss the implications of the "electronic invasion" of Cuba. This activity violates Cuba's sovereign borders and the 1982 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) convention. This program raises the question, "What constitutes political aggression in the age of telecommunications?" Produced by Monica Melamid and Rafael Andreu in...
The Los Angeles rebellion produced aftershocks felt across the country. The injustices and outrage of South Central resounded in communities from San Francisco to New York, from Chicago to Atlanta. This program gives voice to the disenfranchised nationwide and presents the efforts of some community groups to organize viable coalitions against the grain of deepening divisions. Coordinating Producer: Not Channel Zero (NY, NY)
This show presents five music videos from Panama and Brazil. Unlike most MTV-style music videos in the U.S., many video artists in Latin America are using music video as a form to express their cultural and political realities. Topics: Panama, Brazil, MTV, Latin America, Music Videos
Our History: La Historia de todos nosotros is a look at past labor history in Puerto Rico through the eyes of several retired workers. Produced by Marcia Riviera and the Centro de Estudios de la Realidad Puertoriqueña. El Paro Va! The Strike is On! A struggle against the privatization of telephone service on the island of Puerto Rico led to a successful general strike and the government agreed not to sell. Produced by Cynthia Lopez and La Union Independente de Trabajadoras Telefonica.
Unbalancing the Newsâ looks at the work of citizen activists who use community television to challenge the mainstream news enterprise. What is ""newsworthy"" and who decides? It also looks at how this concept is changing as community television producers redefine the ""news"" as a practical means for social critique Topics: Media, Women, News, Community Television, TV
The People's Video Network's Latest work on the case of the imprisoned writer and radio producer, Mumia Abu-Jamal. Topics: Mumia, Abu-Jamal, Civil Rights, Political Prisoners, Millions March, African American
In 1992, New York City announced its plan to build seven garbage incinerators to solve the city's growing waste problem. The decision to build the incinerators in only lower-income, disenfranchised neighborhoods caused the community to contend that environmental racism is the newest form of institutional racism. Breathless was created through, and used by grassroots movements against this polluted plan. The award-winning video examines the economic, social and political aspects of this issue....
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Mexico City: home of the Nobel Prize winning poet Octavio Paz and Latin American essayist Carlos Fuentes. For both writers, Mexico City, the largest metropolitan city in the world, becomes a metaphor for all that is right and all that is wrong with contemporary society and culture. Topics: Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, poetry, Mexico, Mexico City, social change, Lannon Foundation
This section of L.A. Freewaves: Experimental Video from Southern California includes short videos by children, students, independent producers and artists about the L.A. uprising, and reactions to the acquittal of the four officers charged in the Rodney King case. Topics: California, Los Angeles, Rodney King, video, students, youth, independent art, race, LA
Focuses on women's sexual issues around the country. "Just Because of Who We Are" by Heramedia. "200 Years Overdue" by Sarah Auerwald, a history of Women's rights the Equal Rights Amendment. "ERA Now!" by Audrey Johnson. "Ladies Against Women" by Lauren Lazin. Interview with Rosaria Salerno Boston City Councillor at-large.
Anti-communism has been such a fixture of our conceptual landscape that many of us take it for granted. This film is lively compilation of clips from anti-communist propaganda films intercut with footage taken from an international conference at Harvard University in 1989. This show is an analytic and often humorous look at America's fear of red. Highlights of the tape include segments from a US propaganda film hosted by Ronald Reagan, Angela Davis on a network talk show discussing what... ( 2 reviews )
Two of America's most gifted poets read from their work and talk about their respective paths, from the big city ghetto life to esteemed university professor and the struggle to create and maintain a personal politic. From a series of ten half-hour shows in which some of the greatest writers of our time, including two Nobel Laureates, challenge the assumptions of traditional realities. Series produced by Lewis MacAdams and John Dorr.
Interviews with anthropologist Carole S. Vance, author Michele Wallace, art historians Douglas Crimp and Martin Duberman, artists Hans Haacke and Andres Serrano and lawyers Mary Dorman and Kathleen Sullivan are interwoven with video art and performance works by Guillermo Gomez-PeÃ±a, Rachel Rosenthal, Karen Finley and David Wojnarowicz to address the implications of and justifications for government censorship of the arts. Topics: Art, State, Censorship, Government, Artists, Art History
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz reflects on his life and career as an emigre, diplomat and internationally acclaimed writer, talking about the role of poets in the politics of our time. Topics: Czeslaw Milosz, poetry, social consciousness, politics, immigration, Lannon Foundation
The US media largely acquiesced during the Gulf War: military censorship, press restrictions and repression of dissenting voices became the norm for over two months. In short performance pieces, video artists express their desperation over the distortion of news. Don Rojas from the Amsterdam News looks at coverage in the African American community. Sut Jhally, UMass professor, Bill Schaap, from the Institute for Media Analysis and Jeff Cohen from Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting look at the...
This tape features south Korea's decade-long street insurrections from the point of view of students, farmers and workers who have stood in the front line of the reunification movement, against economic exploitation and-militarism. Beginning with stark footage from the Kwang-ju people's massive uprising and brutal suppression in 1980, through a recent strike of militant office workers, protests by farmers against the import of U.S. dairy products, and a showdown at the border of the two... ( 1 reviews )
Amid a galloping onslaught of misinformation and violence, lesbians and gay men in the U.S. are struggling harder than ever to claim their civil and human rights. While the insurgent Religious Right mobilizes to implement anti-gay measures state by state, the lesbian and gay community is activating to turn the tide of discrimination and keep its eyes on federal gay rights at the same time. Coordinating Producers: Catherine Saalfield and Cyrille Phipps for the Gay and Lesbian Emergency Media...
byJeanne Kracher and Dalida Maria Benfield, Michael Thompson and Brett Stockdill
Prisoners receive inferior health care because they, for the most part, come from oppressed communities and thus are seen as expendable. This, along with the fact that prison health care policies are rooted in larger patterns of punishement rather than rehabilitation, contributes to an extremely low standard of care for people who are incarcerated throughout various prison systems. Produced by Women in the Directors Chair with Jeanne Kracher and Dalida Maria Benfield, Michael Thompson and Brett...
Pulitzer Prize winning poet and Zen scholar Gary Snyder, expands upon his love of nature and wildlife and addresses urgent concerns for the environment. From a series of ten half-hour shows in which some of the greatest writers of our time, including two Nobel Laureates, challenge the assumptions of traditional realities. Series produced by Lewis MacAdams and John Dorr.
Seattle's Independent Media Center's Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO: A five part series featuring on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and in-depth analysis on world trade issues, popular resistance and the police repression that you won't find elsewhere.
The stereotype of Cuban television is endless speeches by Fidel Castro chomping on a big cigar. Actually, it is in many ways similar to our own: the programming includes game shows, soap operas and music videos. There is one big difference: Cuban TV is not a commercial system. It has no advertisements except news of upcoming programs and short public service announcements. "Stone's Throw" consists of two half-hour programs which include a typical mix of the form and content of...
This program documents the effects of war on those who fight them, those who escape them, and those who are its victims. Militarism is viewed, not with sensationalist awe, but from the perspective of human beings who are personally affected. Refugees talk about their attempts to escape the violence of US supported governments in Central America, and the efforts of Vietnam Vets to deal with the still painful memories of the war and the difficulty of their return home are portrayed in several...
The video movement in Taiwan has made successful use of home cassette distribution, via both mail and street vendors. The Green Team collective has pioneered in this effort with over 100 titles in distribution, documenting the struggles of farmers, students, workers and environmentalists. In a recent show of force against the repressive state television system, they took to the airwaves with a low power pirate TV transmission which included scenes of a massive demonstration where dozens of TV...
The lives and words of Malcolm X, and the Black Panthers, and the Puerto Rican Independentistas are the framework for the histories of Geronimo Pratt, Dylcia Pagan, Mumia Abu Jamal and Alejandrina Torres. The isolation, physical abuse and injustice endured by the young activists trapped by COINTELPRO twenty years ago make a mockery of United States human rights policies. With Assata Shakur and William Morales, they are powerful voices for justice and self-determination. Coordinating Producers:...
Women's work in access exposes viewers to alternative images of women's lives and helps audiences see how insidiously sexist most network TV is. This show includes work from three women's cable groups: Video women in Pittsburgh, Women's Video Collective in Boston and The Women's Cable Consortium in Tucson. Produced by Martha Wallner and Adrienne Jenik (NY, NY) Topic: deep dish tv
byFernando Moreno for SWOP in cooperation with Quote...Unquote
500 years after Columbus, the multicultural communities of this nation's Southwest region are joining forces in the perpetual struggles against social, economic, environmental and cultural injustices. The Southwest Organizing Project(SWOP) organized a live 90-minute program inviting viewers to call in to share issues with participating community activists. Coordinating Producer: Fernando Moreno for SWOP in cooperation with Quote...Unquote (Albuquerque, NM)
This tape confronts the mainstream media's distortion of what's going on in Central America and the complete lack of coverage of how North Americans are responding to US policies. Images not usually seen on gringo TV screens include homesick Gl's on maneuvers in Honduras, a Republican state senator's sympathy for the Sandinistas and a theater group's enactment of an El Salvadoran death squad's visit to Lafayette Park across from the White House. Produced by Martha Wallner Topic: deep dish tv
byViviana Acevedo and Michelle Materre for the Educational Video Center
A wake-up call from America's youth, taking a critical look at the past, present and future of Native Americans. This program addresses young people's perspectives on the widespread dissemination of false histories and the consequences of oppression and racism. Coordinating Producers: Viviana Acevedo and Michelle Materre for the Educational Video Center (NY, NY)